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Informatica Receives Data Integration AppExchange Best of '09 Award From Salesforce.com

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s leading independent provider of enterprise data integration software, today announced that Informatica Cloud Data Loader Service for Salesforce CRM, a component of the Informatica Cloud, was honored with salesforce.com’s AppExchange Best of ‘09 Awards for data integration. In receiving this customer choice award, Informatica joins all the winners in receiving recognition for their ability to take customer success to new levels in satisfaction and application excellence.
  • 20 January, 2010 16:39

<p>Salesforce.com customers have voted the Informatica Cloud Data Loader Service for Salesforce CRM, the top data integration solution for the second consecutive year. Salesforce.com recognizes top AppExchange partner solutions based on user reviews.</p>
<p>More than 400 companies, including: ADP Inc. Dealer Services Group, BAX Global, BDB Payroll, Chipworks, Delta Dental of Michigan, Dolby, Genentech, Janus Capital Management, Kaiser Permanente, McGraw Hill, Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, Qualcomm, Telegraph Media Group, and Toshiba America Business Solutions are now relying upon the Informatica Cloud to integrate Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform with on-premise databases, flat files, and enterprise applications. The Informatica Cloud is now running an average of 20,000 integration jobs per day and moving and manipulating more than four billon records a month. Informatica Cloud includes:</p>
<p>• Informatica Cloud Services: purpose-built software-as-a-service (SaaS) data integration applications designed for non-technical users. The primary use cases for Salesforce customers include data synchronization with ERP applications, opportunity-to-order visibility, master data integration, and data replication with on-premise databases for business intelligence reporting, compliance, and back-up.</p>
<p>• Informatica Cloud Platform: an enterprise-class platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for developers and ISVs to build, share, and run custom integration tasks in the cloud.</p>
<p>Informatica received the Salesforce AppExchange Best of ‘09 Award for the Data Loader Service, a multitenant application that automates the loading and extraction of data between Salesforce CRM, flat files, and relational databases. Customer reviews posted on AppExchange highlight the range of advantages that salesforce.com customers are experiencing with the Informatica Cloud, including the following representative feedback for the Data Loader Service:</p>
<p>• “Great Tool and Money Saver” – “This tool has allowed us to deliver data from our legacy systems to our Salesforce.com users in record time with no API development work. It can transfer and synchronize data in very large volumes with no babysitting required.”</p>
<p>• “What SaaS is all about” - “This thing is so easy to use it almost makes you forget how recently doing meaningful systems integration often required months and $$$ of consultants. This is a solid, well-designed, and extremely useful tool.”</p>
<p>• “Awesome!” – “A fine example of superior software. Powerful and easy to use. Fast and efficient. Thanks, you saved me hours of work.”</p>
<p>“The AppExchange is a marketplace for salesforce.com customers to find innovative applications designed to extend the benefits of cloud computing throughout their organizations,” said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, salesforce.com. “The Informatica Cloud Data Loader Service for Salesforce CRM can help our customers realize tremendous success in the cloud. We congratulate Informatica for its customer success and achievement as the top-ranked data integration application on the AppExchange in 2009.”</p>
<p>“We are honored that hundreds of salesforce.com customers have once again recognized Informatica as the preferred solution for cloud data integration,” said Ron Papas, general manager, Informatica Cloud. “As organizations of all sizes look to the cloud to run their IT solutions, including business applications, Informatica’s mission is to ensure that these clouds are connected and that our customers are always working with timely, trustworthy and relevant data.”</p>
<p>The “Best of” customer choice awards recognize AppExchange partners who have had excellent user reviews in a specific calendar year. They are awarded based on user-contributed reviews and do not reflect the opinions of salesforce.com, its employees or partners.</p>
<p>The Data Integration category, one of 10 separate categories, recognizes solutions that enable users to integrate Salesforce CRM or applications built on the Force.com platform to integrate with other applications.</p>
<p>Tweet this: @InformaticaCorp Wins Data Integration AppExchange Best Of ‘09 Award From Salesforce.Com #dataintegration #cloudintegration</p>
<p>About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange
Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM (http://www.salesforce.com/) applications with more than 800 ISV partner applications like those from FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and more than 135,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com’s 67,900 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel.</p>
<p>Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange marketplace at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.</p>
<p>About Informatica
Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. The Informatica Platform provides organizations with a comprehensive, unified, open and economical approach to lower IT costs and gain competitive advantage from their information assets. More than 3,850 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise and in the internet cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.</p>
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<p>Note: Informatica, Informatica Data Loader and Informatica Cloud are trademarks or registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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